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Fantômas is the first of 32 novels penned from 1911 to 1913 by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. The title character is a ruthless thief and killer, a bloodthirsty successor to LeBlanc's Arsène Lupin. The first five novels were made into silent film serials. The character and the movies caught the eye of the French Surrealists who admired the primal violence of Fantômas, as well as his portrayal in the films, which are considered landmarks in French Cinema. In Fantômas, the Marquise de Langrune is savagely murdered and Inspector Juve, who is obsessed with capturing Fantômas, arrives to solve the murder. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd)For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. Download M4B (281MB)
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Subject: Poor Inspector Juve!
Well read. Characters are very distinct.
The plot takes a while to get going, but its because the author is assembling the shorthand of tropes which will be usedi n later detective fiction.
Subject: This book is painful
I found the books to be predictable. I figured out who Fantomas was impersonating, and the ending was awful, IMHO. Yes, it fit, but man, it's a major turnoff. I haven't decided if I will continue to listen to or read the other books in the series, and there are quite a number of them.
The reader did an excellent job; so my compliments there. I just couldn't get past the painful spots at the end. Ugh.
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